Four years ago today I heard three words that upended & transformed my life. No, it wasn't "I love you." If only!
It was "You have cancer."
I chronicled on Facebook and CaringBridge the scary new world of treatment options, surgery, chemo, and facing my own mortality. I must confess it wasn't all as pretty or as glamorous as I made it out to be. 😉
But four years on, and every day is still a magnificent gift. Humbly, so.
I have one more year of good results on blood tests, CT scans, & colonoscopies and I'll be considered "cured." I'll probably write next year's anniversary post in ALL CAPS! 😊
I'm forever grateful to all the energies sent my way (doctors & nurses, prayers, healing touches, positive thoughts, caring words, alternative & traditional medicines, food, sympathetic ears, and love) that helped me fight and endure.
My life will never be like it was before July 16, 2013. That's fine by me because it is more amazing now than I could've ever hoped for or imagined. Although it's still not as pretty nor as glamorous, it is mine and cancer-free.